December 6, 2021
According to conventional wisdom, congregations will look different in 10-15 years. If this is the case, we need leadership that can come together to actively create our future. Otherwise, we will be reacting passively to forces and trends, and are less likely to be successful.
November 30, 2021
I write about International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3, 2021) as a quadriplegic wheelchair user and as a Jewish woman accustomed to advocating for physical inclusion in places of worship. I am all too familiar with common barriers to access and have offered potential solutions.
November 29, 2021
The Union for Reform Judaism makes it easy for all member congregations to have a website. RJ Web Builder 3.0, a WordPress-based platform, lets you and your congregation develop and maintain a free professional website. Here's what some of our webmasters had to say about their experiences.
“We commend the House of Representatives for passing the Build Back Better Act, an essential bill that will invest in and help address the enduring health and economic disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, begin to mitigate the looming climate crisis, support childcare and pre-k education, and more."
"On behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose nearly 850 congregations across North America encompass approximately 1.8 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose membership includes more than 2,000 Reform rabbis, I am writing to convey our strong support for the robust funding for early childhood education and care with a system of mixed delivery and nondiscrimination provisions within the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376). "
The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) report released today is an important contribution to the ongoing reckoning in our community. The painful and deeply concerning findings in the report must be, and we believe will be, urgently addressed to ensure that the training of our clergy and professional leaders is done in the most ethically rigorous and accountable way.
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